My question involves labor and employment law for the state of: CA
A few days after I changed jobs as a salaried employee, I found out that I am pregnant. I told my employer about it. Next day, I found out that they have posted a job with the same job description as my job. I wasn't informed of anything at this point.
A few days later, my manager and the HR person told me that they are concerned about my baby's health because I am getting stressed out. Consequently, they would like me to reduce my hours and convert to hourly basis. I clearly stated (and I have written proof) that my doctor has placed no work restrictions on me and I would like to continue working my current schedule (9 hours a day) without changing to hourly basis but I would be hard-pressed to work a longer schedule.
A couple of weeks later my manager asked me my hours for payroll. I was surprised. I said I thought I had indicated that I did not want to change to hourly basis. She replied "that is not an option".
My question is - is this legal? Can they change me from salaried to hourly without my consent (in fact against my wishes) just because I am pregnant? Looks to me that they will next try to reduce my hours and force me out.
Thanks in advance for the help!